2010

Posts that feature are art made or presented in 2010.

Thomas Hirschhorn filled entire museum with garbage

Thomas Hirschhorn has grown to become one of the most recognizable leading artists in the global contemporary art world. He gained fame in the 1990s thanks to his space filling massive collages that were created from disposable materials. Influence & background Thomas Hirschhorn was born in Switzerland in 1957. Originally trained as a graphic …

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Mark Bradford’s giant sculpture Mithra resembles Noah’s ark

Mark Bradford Asked to describe himself, Mark Bradford uses the words demolisher and builder in the same breadth and it is easy to see why. Using posters created for promoting merchant goods and services, flyers and general advertising materials, he takes pride in transforming anything he can lay his hands on into large-scale art pieces. …

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

Barry McGee’s tag mural in New York In August 2010 Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Josh Lazcano (aka Amaze) painted a mural on the iconic corner of Houston & Bowery in New York’s Lower East Side, covering the wall with hundreds of red tags, filling it up with the names and crews of different graffiti …

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

What is Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA? ADA, a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, stands out for being interactive and unpredictable; Imagine a giant ball that is filled with helium gas and its surface covered with charcoal spikes. The helium causes the ball to be suspended in the air and the charcoal sticks provide grips and a …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

Broken Manual by photographer Alec Soth is a compelling series that was created over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male—Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resultant work is a group of portraits …

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Why is Franz West considered one of the most important Austrian artists?

Who was Franz West? The Austrian Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25, 2012. He left a career and a vast body of work spanning over several decades. Childhood Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a …

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